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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
Pope TawāḍrūsII, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, inaugurated today, Saturday, the St. Mark Church in Azbakiyya, after renovating it while preserving its original character. 
The power of religion among the people of Egypt is great and widely recognized. This helped Islamists movements to overthrow the regime of President Ḥusnī Mubārak in 2011 and brought President Muḥammad Mursī to power in 2012-2013. But how to measure Egyptian religiosity? Previous presidents had to...
The Supreme Administrative Court, headed by Counsellor Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Wahāb Khafāja, confirmed the ruling to ban non-specialists from issuing religious fatwas, and restricting pulpits from preaching without a license from al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest religious authority, or the Ministry of Awqāf.
On Saturday 24 July, the religious sector of the Ministry of Awqāf issued a strongly worded statement warning imams in all governorates not to allow unlicensed preachers to teach from mosque’s pulpits. Such an incidence would be punished with a salary deduction, bearing in mind that the penalty may...
The SEKEM initiative in Egypt represents an acknowledged sustainable development model that integrates ethical business with human and ecosystem development in the desert. Together with its supplying farmers, SEKEM was the first entity to apply biodynamic farming methods in Egypt. Biodynamic...
Al-Azhar and the Coptic Orthodox Church are organizing a major celebration next Monday in Al-Azhar conference hall on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Family House [Bayt al-ʿĀʾila], in the presence of His Eminence the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh...
It is a fact that Cairo suffers from the overlapping sounds of mosques during prayer times especially since most mosques don’t lie that far from one another. That’s why the Ministry of  Awqāf suggested starting to unify the call for prayer [Adhān]  all around the city to minimize noise and to be a...
Secretary General of al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād checked out al-Azhar’s wing at the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair to follow-up activities provided by the wing, whether those related to academic publications, activities, or workshops.

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